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August 13, 2021

Daily News Lesson: Dr. Fauci explains booster shots and the delta variant’s threat to children

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Directions: Read the summary, watch the video and answer the discussion questions below. To read the transcript of the video, click here.

Summary: People who are immunocompromised didn’t gain enough immunity from their first COVID-19 vaccine shots and need a booster for full protection, explains Dr. Fauci. Fauci spoke about breakthrough infections, the delta variant’s threat to children and how the virus is changing.

Discussion questions: 

Warm up questions: Have your students identify the 5Ws and an H:

  • Who is Dr. Anthony Fauci?
  • What is a breakthrough infection?
  • What is the common misconception about the vaccine, and how does it actually work
  • Why are more children becoming infected with the virus now?
  • How can we start turning the tide against the evolved virus, according to Fauci?

Focus questions: 

  1. What is herd immunity? What does it take to achieve herd immunity, and how might we as a country work together to reach that level of safety?
  2. What are some ways a person who is nervous or skeptical about the COVID-19 vaccine can inform themselves about the vaccine? 

Media literacy: Who else do you think could be interviewed on this topic? 

Additional Resource:

In the face of the delta variant, businesses are starting to require vaccinations for employees. Find out more here.

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